May 2025 New Releases


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Tenderly, I Am Devoured by Lyndall Clipstone (Henry Holt)

Kat Brzozowski at Henry Holt has acquired, in an exclusive submission, Tenderly, I Am Devoured, a standalone YA fantasy by Lyndall Clipstone (Lakesedge) a romantic horror where Saltburn meets For the Wolf. After her betrothal to a local hedge god goes wrong, a girl must join with her brilliant yet arrogant childhood rival and his alluring older sister to save her family's legacy—and herself—from ruin. Publication is slated for spring 2025; Jill Grinberg at Grinberg Literary Management negotiated the deal for North American rights.

Lemon At First Sight by Steven Salvatore
Author of AND THEY LIVED Steven Salvatore's LEMON AT FIRST SIGHT, a romance pitched as loosely inspired by My Best Friend's Wedding with a gay twist, about a budding TikTok food blogger who schemes to win back the love of his life at a family wedding in an Italian lemon grove on the Amalfi Coast, to Camille Kellogg at Bloomsbury Children's, by Jessica Regel at Helm Literary (world English).

May 1st
Sound Check by Jennifer Fenn (Roaring Brook Press) - moved from April 2022, then from July 2023, then from July 2024.

Win is a remarkably gifted percussionist. He's also profoundly deaf and plays the drums with his shoes off so he can feel the music through the soles of his feet. He has it all: he's in a band on the verge of breaking out, and he's madly in love with Tristen, their lead singer. The only thing he could ever want: to hear Tristen sing.

Sound Check is told in alternating narratives. The A side - Win decides to get a cochlear implant that will allow him to hear. The B side - Win and Tristen's love story from the day they first met to the day Win heard Tristen for the first time. And in the silence between the tracks? Heartbreak.

May 6th

Fitting Indian by Jyoti Chand and Tara Anand (HarperCollins) - YA graphic novel, moved from June 2024, then from October 2024.
Clarissa Wong, while at HarperCollins, bought world rights to Fitting Indian by Jyoti Chand, illustrated by Tara Anand; Megan Ilnitzki will edit. Pitched as Never Have I Ever meets Spinning, this YA graphic novel follows Nitasha as she navigates pressure and expectations from her traditional South Asian family, the challenges of high school—and her mental health. Publication is set for winter 2024, Chad W. Beckerman at the CAT Agency represented the author and the illustrator.

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